Media Advisory: Monday, Apr. 16
Solar cooking demo at CSULA’s Earth Day Celebration
Bake sale to help create a sustainable future for women, children in Africa
Los Angeles, CA -- Cal State L.A.’s Kappa Delta Pi chapter, in coordination with African Millennium Foundation, is holding a Solar Oven Bake Sale as part of the University’s Earth Day Celebration on Monday, Apr. 16.
The bake sale, to begin 11 a.m. at the University-Student Union Plaza on campus, will help raise funds to create a sustainable future for women and children affected by AIDS/HIV in Africa. The students will also demonstrate how energy from sunlight can heat up the oven to bake a cake.
Under the direction of CSULA’s Education Professor Manisha Javeri, the solar oven will be assembled and tested on Sunday, Apr. 15, 10 a.m., in King Hall building, room C2091, on the CSULA campus.
This event idea stemmed from Professor Javeri’s trip to Mozambique where she implemented a solar cooking project in Africa. The solar cookers—which help decrease fuel costs and reduce air pollution—were used to start a micro-business for women who care for hundreds of children orphaned or infected by AIDS/HIV in surrounding villages.
Javeri, who was named a World Peace Fellow by Rotary Centers for International Studies in 2010, utilizes her knowledge and skills in technology to design humanitarian interventions. She said, “I would like to continue to involve students at CSULA in learning to engage in global issues, and to use classroom projects as platforms to solve real-world problems.”
Solar Oven Bake Sale to help create sustainable future for women and children affected by AIDS/HIV in Africa.
Monday, Apr. 16, 11 a.m. (The solar oven will be assembled on Sunday, Apr. 15, 10 a.m, in King Hall building, room C2091, on the CSULA campus.)
University-Student Union Plaza, on the Cal State L.A. campus. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways. To arrange for media parking, call the CSULA Public Affairs office at (323) 343-3050. For campus map: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/cslamap.php.
Click here for event flyer. For other details, call Professor Manisha Javeri at (323) 343-6142.
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